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Navy Commander Attends Summit in Tokyo

Navy Commander Attends Summit in Tokyo
From left: Royal New Zealand Navy Deputy Maritime Commander Captain Dave Mcwan, Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan, Isikeli Mataitoga and Navy Commander (Navy) Captain Humphrey Tawake in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: RFMF Media
September 16
13:22 2017

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Navy  Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake is attending the Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

In this meeting the participants will be addressing common maritime security issues like safety and security, disaster management, climate change, resources for sustainable management, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, oceans preservation and piracy.

In addition they are addressing how best these issues can be better managed and mitigated.

Before Captain Tawake went to Tokyo, he was in Cairns, Australia attending the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), 2017 addressing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) enforcement.

When in Cairns he also inspected repair works on the naval vessel Kikau.

He said he was happy with the progress of the work.

“I’m happy with the work and I’ve been assured that the naval vessel will be ready in early 2018,” he said.

He said when the Kikau returned they would send the Kula.

The repair and upgrade of the two vessels according to Captain Tawake is part of Australia’s AUD$13.5 million (approximately FJD$16.2 million) commitment to refurbish RFNS Kikau and RFNS Kula over the next 12 months.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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